Theater Arts With Stephan Turner

Theater Arts With Stephan Turner


The class will include a variety of theater games and warm up activities, stage movement – (learning the areas of the stage and body positions), vocal projection technique, basics of short form improv, getting into character and monologue and scene presentation. You do not need to have prior experience. All that’s needed is the desire to explore your creative energies, meet people, try something new or simply have fun. The only commitment is to arrive on time and be ready to hone your ability to commit to spontaneous, believable actions under imaginary circumstances. There could be a small presentation at the end of the course but that would be up to the group.

About the Presenter:

Stephan Turner has been involved in theater arts for over thirty five years in the United States, Cambodia and Thailand. He is also the founder of the first English language Theater company in northern Thailand; The Gate Theater Group. Located here in Chiang Mai. The Gate has been in operation since 2007 and has put on over 30 productions since its inception. This September 2022,The Gate began its 15th season.

Highlights of Stephan’s career include:

  • Head of Drama department at Chiang Mai International School from 2009-2018 Founder and Artistic Director for Stage Actors Ensemble of Chicago through the 1990’s
  • Artistic Director for the Performance Loft Theater, Chicago, 1997-2003 Founding member and Artistic Director of The Bryn Mawr Theater Co-op in Chicago in 1990.
  • Teaching drama and directing musical theater for the Gary Public Schools Gifted and Talented Program, Little People’s Theater Gary IN in the mid 80’s
  • In Chiang Mai, with The Gate Theater, Stephan has directed and or appeared in Harvey by Mary Chase, Strange Snow by Stephen Metcalf, The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn, The Odd Couple by Neil Simon, The Eight by Brad Good, The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project, Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry, The Exonerated by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, and this past December, The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk.

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